Endgame

Avengers: Endgame - The GBY

I am surrounded by IT guys at my job so I had to jump on the Avengers: Endgame bandwagon.  I have enjoyed several of the backstory movies, but the Avenger movies have hope destroying destruction which is not to my taste.  I watched Avengers: Infinity Wars on NetFlix to prep for Endgame, it was pretty much as expected.   Endgame only briefly goes to the deep destruction zone, most of it hopeful and more character driven.  They brought out all the stars, some very briefly and one even from the cutting room floor (Natalie Portman, Vox Lux).  Chris Hemsworth (Bad Times at the El Royale) is quite funny in his new incarnation.  Jeremy Renner (Tag) and Paul Rudd (The Catcher Was a Spy) – who were not in Infinity Wars, each play pivotal roles in saving our future.  It is nice to see Tessa Thompson (Sorry to Bother You), Elizabeth Olsen (Kodachrome), Gwyneth Paltrow  and Danai Gurira, among others, not only holding their own but often leading the charge. The fight scenes are exciting and visceral.  As the title implies, this film ties up loose ends and does leave you on an up note.

See it in the theater.  If you haven’t seen all the movies you may not understand everything, but you’ll still enjoy the movie.

Our Review for Endgame:

3.5 Cupcakes - The GBY

Official Synopsis for Endgame:

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.

Avengers: Endgame Trailer

Overview

Principle Cast Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Brolin, Brie Larson, Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Bozeman, Benedict Cumberbatch and so many more
Director Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Screenwriter Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely based on comic books by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Cinematographer Trent Opaloch
Editor Jeffrey Ford, Matthew Schmidt
 Production Companies Marvel Studios
Run Time 181 minutes
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Premier April 22, 2019 (Los Angeles)

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